All the Activities Around Athens

Hope Bowden

Hope Bowden,
Senior, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Athens, OH 20 October 2019

Athens, OH may be a small town, but we have so many things to do around campus as well as the surrounding area.

My favorite thing I have done during my time in Athens has been zip lining in Hocking Hills. My roommate worked there for several summers and was able to have me join her one day. I loved being able to see the beauty of the Hocking Hills while also trying something new.

Zip Lining

It was not easy for me to do at first, since I am very afraid of heights, but after I started flying through the trees, it was impossible not to love every second of it. It was so much fun to see the leaves changing colors around me.

Another favorite thing of mine is going hiking. OU is right next to Stroud’s Run State Park which is the perfect place for hiking or a picnic with friends or family. They have plenty of trails so you never can get bored when you go to visit. It is about a 5 minute drive from campus and is the perfect place to go on a sunny day.

Stroud's Run

Athens has plenty of other fun things to do when the weather is not so great. We have concerts as well as some musicals that come to town very often. This semester Jersey Boys will be performed on campus and I cannot wait to see it.

There is something to do here for every interest whether that is going bowling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, seeing interesting movies uptown, or anything else one could think of.

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